“Funeral Parade of Roses” by Matsumoto Toshio

Trying to explain the pleasures of such a scrambled impressionistic piece as Funeral Parade of Roses in plot terms is a pretty fruitless exercise, although the disjointed narrative does reach fever pitch in the latter moments, with developments inspired by the ancient legend of Oedipus Rex. The story really remains only a ruse for a work that is best seen as a fascinating reflection of a long-vanished place and time, caught in a cross-current of international pop-cultural styles and influences and not dissimilar to what was going on in similar circles in other far-flung parts of the world.

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     Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 01, 2021
     Category: Movies | Sexuality | Violence | Avant Garde | 1960s | Asia

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